Wrap Around Porches


About the Diagram

Your project will consist of 1 or more panels. The configuration diagrams to the right demonstrate general concepts and possibilities from an arial view (plan view or satellite view). You can create any configuration of your choosing using these concepts. Download Worksheet

When you will need assistance

Most clients order directly online, however, If heights vary by more than 2" (like sloped rooflines) or if your panels require notches to avoid obstacles, we will need to assist you. How to prepare.

Principles to Remember

  • Identify a clear path and then measure along that same path
  • It is common for a few inches of panel to hang off end of track to snap
  • Measure twice and check your math
  • Velcro attachment is side mounted while tracking attachment is undermounted
  • Never use a magnetic connection at a corner (weak hold)
  • You cannot snap a good seal to an Irregular-shaped Column
  • Therefore a panel MUST straddle an irregularly-shaped CORNER column
  • If corner columns are regular (like a 4x4 post), take an exterior path and break panels snapping them independently to the outside faces of corner posts
  • Be sure to order tracking hardware and fasteners separately
  • If you need help, we are happy to assist but will need to see photos. Contact Us

Important Measurement Adjustments

The sum width of all your panels needs to be wider than your actual exposure for overlapping magnetic doors or overlapping a structural surface (like a wall or column) and a little more so that you can have a relaxed fit.

It all depends upon how you measure. Did you measure just the exposed opening or did you overlap some surface when you measured already accounting for overlap? Use your good judgement. Curtain projects that are too narrow, don't work. Curtains that are too wide work but are unstable in the wind. Hint: It is easiest to plan all your panels first using exposed widths (to get the math right) and then make all adjustments at once.

Width Adjustments - Assuming you measured just the exposure without any overlap

  • Automatically add 2 inches per panel regardless of width, then
  • Add another 1 inch per panel for EACH edge that will snap to some surface
  • For Tracking Attachment: Add 1" per 10ft of panel width for relaxed fit.
  • For Velcro Attachment: Add 1" per 20ft of panel width
  • If a side connects to a Stucco Strip, subtract 1" and ignore width of stucco strip
  • See Example

Height Adjustments - These adjustments will give you a 1" overlap with floor

  • Tracking - Measure from underside of track mounting surface to floor (NO adjustments)
  • Velcro - Add 2" to height of just the exposed "hole" for 1" overlap top and bottom
  • If height of a given panel varies by 2" or less, use taller height

Configuration Concepts For Planning

1 Exposures - Aerial View

What is a Stucco Strip Again?

Remember from Step 3 that a "stucco strip" is just a mini 3 inch wide panel made of webbing material used when you do not want to "unsnap" as you draw your curtains improving usability. One edge is snapped to a structural surface and the other edge forms a magnetic connection to a panel.

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